30 Day Challenge – Move More!

I took a break from doing 30 day challenges during the holidays. I probably should have taken the break a month or two before I did - my last two challenges were a bit half hearted. I took January to reset - It’s a new year and I have new resolve. It’s time to get back to 30 day challenges. For me 30 day challenges are, in large part, about trying new things and forming new habits.  This month’s challenge isn’t so much about trying something new, but getting back to something and maybe … [Read more...]

Getting Healthy in 2014

The following post has been sponsored by Alomune. Healthy living is something I have decided to focus on in 2014. Last year was particularly stressful and I let it get the better of me. I gained weight, my blood pressure got high enough to require medication, I stopped practicing yoga and exercising regularly, I wasn't eating well and generally spent the year feeling a little off and crabby. Not only was my physical health impacted, but my mood and attitude suffered. I found myself being … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge: Be Active – Day 30

On June 1, 2013 I made a personal challenge to be purposefully active for at least 15 minutes for the next 30 days.  Honestly, I thought I was setting the bar fairly low, I even felt a little guilty about setting such a low standard for myself.  What I found was the goal was not that low after all and on same days it was a challenge to achieve.  It is now June 30 and I am proud to say, I was able to be purposefully active for at least 15 minutes every day during the last 30 days! June turned … [Read more...]

BeFit Go 40 Minute Total Body Fat Burn Workout- Circuit 2

It is time for another BeFit Go workout. This new workout is The 40 Minute Total Body Fat Burn Workout- Circuit 2. It is an intense, 40 minute calorie-blasting mobile circuit workout that uses aerobic exercise, weight-training and plyometrics to kick start the metabolism, sculpt lean muscle and ignite weight loss potential. It can be done anywhere with just a few "tools" Full Body workouts are great because they help you- Maximize Fat Burning Potential so you burn calories during your … [Read more...]

New Year, New Goals

The dawning of a new year always fills me with a sense of promise. It feels like a fresh start, even though the reality is, it isn't. Just the illusion of a fresh start is enough of a motivator to rededicate myself to things I find important. It is a looking forward with a sense of wonder, hope and excitement. The start of 2013 was no different. Over the years I have figured out that, for me, New Year's resolutions serve no purpose. I am good at thinking them up, am very enthusiastic at … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Physical – Change Starts Today!

Today I started the "Let's Get Physical" weight loss challenge. I will be participating along with about 40 other women - most of whom I have never met. Over the next 8 weeks we will become a community striving to meet a common goal - to get fit and lose some weight in the process. During the challenge I will strive to reset my "lifestyle" and work toward being more healthy and fit. I hope to lose 15  pounds and to do so in a way that will enable me to keep it off. I am not looking at this as … [Read more...]

That’s Better – I Hope!

Some things have the ability to instantly improve my outlook on life. As silly as it sounds, a haircut and color does that for me. It instantly perks me up. For this I am grateful. I am always in favor of a little pick-me-up. Right now I am hoping this haircut will pull me up by my boot straps and keep me headed in the right direction. Since a few weeks before Christmas I have been making a concerted effort to lose some weight and get more fit. I didn't expect much those first few weeks given … [Read more...]

2012 Aspirations – Happy New Year!

The start of a new year always fills me with hope and a renewed sense of passion about the people and things that I love. As you might gather, finding balance is one of my passions. This year my "resolutions" or as I prefer to think of them, my aspirations, are all related to finding that balance. I have a friend that had the idea that putting your aspirations (or whatever you choose to call them) out there for anyone to see will help make you accountable and thus help you reach what you … [Read more...]

Try This At Home

I am back at it - again.  I am trying to eat more healthfully and trying to be more active with the ultimate goal of losing 25 pounds.  It was my second fairly successful day in a row.  Considering my most recent attempts, this is an accomplishment. This Sunday I was able to do some meal prep for the week which always helps me to stay on track. Todays successes included: eating only one small bite of the warm cookie the nice lady gave me for free at the bakery (I couldn't turn it down, … [Read more...]